Controversial Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis Draws Big Crowd to BU Talk

“Through black history we learn the best of the history of the United States of America,” she tells packed house Angela Davis, activist, academic and author took time to chat with students and pose for photos with them, including Feven Solomon (CAS’21), from left, Kalkidan Tewodros (Questrom’21), Davis, Grace Mecha (SAR’21), and Zanta Ephrem (SAR’21) […]

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Noted Scholar of Inequality to Lead BU School of Law

Angela Onwuachi-Willig drawn by BU’s history of access and diversity Angela Onwuachi-Willig says she decided to leave top-ranked UC, Berkeley, School of Law to take the LAW deanship because of the University’s commitment to the causes and ideals she cares deeply about. Photo courtesy of Onwuachi-Willig. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a renowned legal scholar and expert in […]

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Commencement Speaker Rep. John Lewis Champions Civil Rights

Georgia congressman has devoted his life to making #goodtrouble Congressman John Lewis (D.-Ga.) will receive a Doctor of Laws at BU’s 145th Commencement Sunday. Photo courtesy of US House of Representatives. If you had to choose one life to represent the best of America over the last century, John Lewis’ would be a good choice. […]

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Teaching’s Diversity Problem

Travis Bristol is working to keep male teachers of color in public schools Travis Bristol was just 22 when he arrived at Manhattan Hunter Science High School in September 2004, armed with a bachelor’s from Amherst, a master’s from Stanford, and a passion for introducing New York City 10th graders to the intellectual thrills of Candide, Oedipus […]

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Umoja Turns 50

BU’s black student union promotes unity Members of Umoja, BU’s black student union, at a reception for students, faculty, and staff of color at the Algonquin Club in Boston on February 24, part of the group’s Unity Week 2017. On a Tuesday night in February, 15 to 20 students were sitting in a circle in […]

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Signing for Obama

BU ASL interpreter at opening of new African American national museum Christopher Robinson, coordinator of outreach and training for the office of disability services, interprets the words of President Barack Obama at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24. Photo courtesy of Katherine Kennedy. While most of […]

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